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Nancy Peckenham Founder, Crow's Feet: Life As We Age

Nancy Peckenham is the founder and editor of Crow’s Feet: Life As We Age. She is a former cable news executive, local news reporter and documentary filmmaker with a focus on Latin America. She has published three books and has written about her life traveling the U.S. in a Sprinter van with her husband. When not on the move, she loves gardening and spending time with her two sons.

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The Book Of Dads – A Crow’s Feet Tribute To Father’s Day &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
The Book of Dads – A Crow’s Feet Tribute to Father’s Day

Forget the necktie and the tool box. Our gift to you this Father’s Day is a book…The Book of Dads, to be exact. Here you’ll find a collection of stories from Crow’s Feet writers that pays tri…

Forget the necktie a…

Forget the necktie and the tool box. Our gift to you this Father’s Day is a book…The Book of Dads, to be exact. Here you’ll find a collection of stories from Crow’s Feet writers that pays tribute to the men who played vitally important roles in their lives.  In the “chapters” of this book, there’s a wealth of vivid memories. Some of these are happy. Some are sad. Others serve to remind us that while a parent might have loomed larger than life in one’s childhood, they might also have exhibited some very human foibles. Betsy Allen and Rand Bishop recall the special ways they f…

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Memorial Day: A Solemn Salute To Those Who Sacrificed For Our Freedom &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
Memorial Day: A Solemn Salute to Those Who Sacrificed for Our Freedom

Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance dedicated to honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the service of our country. It is a time for all of us to reflect on the sacrific…

Memorial Day is a so…

Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance dedicated to honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the service of our country. It is a time for all of us to reflect on the sacrifices made by these brave individuals and to show gratitude for their unwavering commitment to protecting our freedoms.Join Lee Bentch as he speaks with Barabara Kautz, a Vietnam War veteran who served with the 24th Evacuation Hospital at the Long Binh Army Post in 1969. Barabara’s thoughts, concerns, and the impact ongoing death had on her are very poignant and touching.Memorial Day has become ove…

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A Bouquet Of Mother'S Day Memories From A Grateful Generation &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
A Bouquet of Mother's Day Memories from a Grateful Generation

Each of us has a unique narrative about our mothers. They can be positive,negative, and everything in between.In this episode, we delve into a diverse collection of these stories. From taleof profound…

Each of us has a uni…

Each of us has a unique narrative about our mothers. They can be positive,negative, and everything in between.In this episode, we delve into a diverse collection of these stories. From taleof profound love to stories of absence, we explore the complex tapestry ofrelationships with mothers.Jean Feldeisen will speak about the deepening love between her and hermom, while Ann Litts tells us about the mother who was taken too soon.Soosie Campbell shares why she wanted to be very different from her mother, and how she feels about her own children wanting to be different from her.Jim Parton says he a…

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Aging Artfully – How Painting, Writing, And Other Creative Pursuits Can Transform Your Later Years &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
Aging Artfully – How Painting, Writing, and Other Creative Pursuits Can Transform Your Later Years

Grandma Moses started painting seriously at 78. Norman Maclean published his first novel, A River Runs Through It, at 74. Truly, it’s never too late to start painting, drawing, writing, making music…

Grandma Moses starte…

Grandma Moses started painting seriously at 78. Norman Maclean published his first novel, A River Runs Through It, at 74. Truly, it’s never too late to start painting, drawing, writing, making music, dancing—whatever inspires you. The creative payoffs can be huge. But it also presents challenges: you must be willing to learn and be a "beginner" again, take some risks, and be open to critique.  Canadian artist Janice Mason Steeves, herself a late bloomer, joins us to talk about her book, Bloom: On Becoming An Artist Later in Life. In it, she shares thoughts and observations from dozens of…

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Lyn Slater, The Accidental Icon, Reinvents Herself &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
Lyn Slater, the Accidental Icon, Reinvents Herself

At 61, Lyn Slater, a seasoned social welfare professional and social work academic at Fordham University, combined her passions for clothing and writing by launching an  Instagram blog in 2014. The A…

At 61, Lyn Slater, a…

At 61, Lyn Slater, a seasoned social welfare professional and social work academic at Fordham University, combined her passions for clothing and writing by launching an  Instagram blog in 2014. The Accidental Icon was born. Modeling  Valentino eyewear thrust her into the spotlight of the Fashion industry, global notoriety, and unexpected opportunities. The Accidental Icon transformed into a social influencer with a million followers and became a brand in its own right. In 2020, Lyn pivoted her blog away from Fashion blogging and sponsored posts to writing about aging and advocating for pro…

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Where Will You Call Home? Housing Options For Elders And Their Loved Ones &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
Where Will You Call Home? Housing Options for Elders and Their Loved Ones

Join host Jan M Flynn in conversation with Kira Reginato as they explore the issue of where it makes the most sense to live as we or our loved ones age and our needs change. As an elder care manager …

Join host Jan M Flyn…

Join host Jan M Flynn in conversation with Kira Reginato as they explore the issue of where it makes the most sense to live as we or our loved ones age and our needs change. As an elder care manager and consultant, Kira has served hundreds of older adults and their families in a variety of settings: hospitals, residential care and skilled nursing facilities, hospices, Alzheimer’s adult day care programs and Meals on Wheels. Kira's three decades of expertise, as well as her warm personality and compassion were enjoyed in two weekly radio shows focused on aging: The Elder Care Show and …

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Alicia Littman: Never Too Late To Dream &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
Alicia Littman: Never Too Late To Dream

Meet Alicia Littman, the quintessential New Yorker, constantly reinventing herself and, at 82, star of her own one-woman cabaret show, "Senior Living." Alicia drove a taxi, designed clothing in her ti…

Meet Alicia Littman,…

Meet Alicia Littman, the quintessential New Yorker, constantly reinventing herself and, at 82, star of her own one-woman cabaret show, "Senior Living." Alicia drove a taxi, designed clothing in her tiny Greenwich Village apartment, sold advertising for the New York Times and now sells high-end apartments in Manhattan. But her real love is theater. She attended a professional school for children, starred in every high school production, and snagged a featured role in a community theater production of The Pajama Game, singing and dancing the legendary “Steam Heat” number. Alicia never made i…

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Meet A Piano Virtuoso/Shrink/Caterer And Poet Who Never Stopped Starting Over &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
Meet a piano virtuoso/shrink/caterer and poet who never stopped starting over

Creating a vibrant, satisfying experience of aging sometimes means reinventing ourselves: taking on a new profession, pursuing a long-held dream, or remodeling our home, or ourselves, from the foundat…

Creating a vibrant, …

Creating a vibrant, satisfying experience of aging sometimes means reinventing ourselves: taking on a new profession, pursuing a long-held dream, or remodeling our home, or ourselves, from the foundation on up. It can be really exciting – but also takes courage, and there isn’t a handy instruction guide for how to get started. So it’s inspiring and helpful to check in with people who have embarked on one or more reinventions and can attest to the risks and rewards.Join host Jan M. Flynn in conversation with Crow’s Feet writer and podcast team member Jean Feldeisen, who never stopped st…

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Are You Ever Too Old To Be Open To Love? &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
Are You Ever Too Old to Be Open to Love?

Join psychologists and seasoned relationship experts Drs. Gloria Horsley and Frank Powers sharing insights from their new book Open to Love: The Secrets of Senior Dating.  It’s a guide to stepping …

Join psychologists a…

Join psychologists and seasoned relationship experts Drs. Gloria Horsley and Frank Powers sharing insights from their new book Open to Love: The Secrets of Senior Dating.  It’s a guide to stepping out into the bewildering and sometimes intimidating world of online dating.  Host Jane Trombley explores with them the joys and trials of forging a committed relationship, including their own, in one’s older years. Dr. Gloria Horsley, Ph.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist and clinical nurse specialist.  She President and Co-founder of the Open to Hope Foundation, and a member of t…

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Meet The 62-Year Old Inventor/Playwright/Dna Expert Fighting For Justice &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
Meet the 62-year old Inventor/Playwright/DNA expert fighting for justice

Join host Jan M. Flynn in conversation with Dr. Greg Hampikian, founder of the Idaho Innocence Project and one of the leading forensic DNA experts in the U.S. A present-day Renaissance man, Dr. Hampik…

Join host Jan M. Fly…

Join host Jan M. Flynn in conversation with Dr. Greg Hampikian, founder of the Idaho Innocence Project and one of the leading forensic DNA experts in the U.S. A present-day Renaissance man, Dr. Hampikian is also a professor at Boise State University, an inventor, a NY Times contributing columnist, a playwright— and a fan of Crow’s Feet: Life As We Age! Listen as Dr. Hampikian lets his lively mind loose on wide-ranging topics — most notably, how his work informs his own aging, and what he finds so exciting about life in his 60s.Bio & links: Greg Hampikian, PhD is an American biologist an…

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The Human Face Of Dementia – A Filmmaker Shares Music, Art, Love, And Hope &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
The Human Face of Dementia – A Filmmaker Shares Music, Art, Love, and Hope

Dementia is one of the greatest fears of people today and a growing problem worldwide. Yet many people avoid talking or thinking about it. Cynthia Stone's new documentary, Keys Bags Names Words h…

Dementia is one of t…

Dementia is one of the greatest fears of people today and a growing problem worldwide. Yet many people avoid talking or thinking about it. Cynthia Stone's new documentary, Keys Bags Names Words hopes "to shift that narrative of fear and hopelessness to one of hope and action." Using a quirky and inspiring lens, Keys Bags Names Words portrays both personal stories and the work of experts studying the disease to create an inspiring tribute to the human spirit. Join host Jean Feldeisen as she talks with producer Cynthia Stone, and Jill Harmon, one of the caregivers featured in the film, abou…

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Our Holiday Card In Sound From The Many Voices Of Crow'S Feet &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
Our holiday card in sound from the many voices of Crow's Feet

The holidays mean more as you look back on a long life. So we asked our readers and listeners what they’re feeling — probably much the same as you, ranging from love to loneliness and stress to no…

The holidays mean mo…

The holidays mean more as you look back on a long life. So we asked our readers and listeners what they’re feeling — probably much the same as you, ranging from love to loneliness and stress to nostalgia. Listen as they share their thoughts with you, like an old friend by a cozy fireside.Support the Show.

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A Well-Lived Life: Insights Into The Secrets Of Aging Into Health &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
A Well-Lived Life: Insights Into the Secrets of Aging Into Health

Aging into health is an idea that centerarian Dr. Gladys McGarey knows well. For more than six decades, "Dr. Gladys" has been a medical pioneer in the interconnectedness of her patients' physical…

Aging into health is…

Aging into health is an idea that centerarian Dr. Gladys McGarey knows well. For more than six decades, "Dr. Gladys" has been a medical pioneer in the interconnectedness of her patients' physical, mental, and emotional health. She’s board-certified in Holistic and Integrated Medicine and co-founder of both The American Holistic Medical Association and the Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine. Become a supporter of the Crow's Feet Podcast.Dr. Gladys recently published her 8th book, A Well-lived Life: A 102-Year-Old Doctor's Six Secrets To Health and Happiness at ANY Age. Joi…

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A Hospice Doctor Pulls Back The Curtain On A Better Way To Go &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
A Hospice Doctor Pulls Back The Curtain on A Better Way To Go

November is a time for gratitude and remembrance — and it's also National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. It's a topic often surrounded by confusion, especially since many of us find it…

November is a time f…

November is a time for gratitude and remembrance — and it's also National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. It's a topic often surrounded by confusion, especially since many of us find it difficult to talk about. But the more we know, the more we can help ourselves and our loved ones — and the less intimidating and scary it becomes. In this episode, you'll hear an interview with a leading hospice and palliative care expert, Dr. Glen Komatsu. Then join Crows Feet hosts Warren Turner and Jan M Flynn in a conversation about what it's been like for them as they've had…

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A Salute In Sound To The Veterans Who Fought To Ensure Our Way Of Life &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
A Salute in Sound to The Veterans Who Fought to Ensure Our Way of Life

Our nations Veteran’s have gone above and beyond to ensure the freedom of the United States and its Allies. In this episode, host Lee Bentch, illuminates the rich history of Veteran’s Day, Novembe…

Our nations Veteran…

Our nations Veteran’s have gone above and beyond to ensure the freedom of the United States and its Allies. In this episode, host Lee Bentch, illuminates the rich history of Veteran’s Day, November 11th, while introducing the work of Honor Flight. Honor Flight is an organization dedicated to flying Veterans of all branches and years of service to Washington D.C. to visit the War Memorials. In this touching tribute you’ll hear the voices of Honor Flight Vets who lived to tell their story of service and survival.Support the Show.

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Witches, Bitches, And Geezers: Hollywood Horror Stereotypes Of Aging With Cynthia Miller &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
Witches, Bitches, and Geezers: Hollywood Horror Stereotypes of Aging with Cynthia Miller

Villains and victims, evil witches and vengeful scourges—at the movies, getting old is scary business. It also generates big business at the box office. But what do these frightening depictions actu…

Villains and victims…

Villains and victims, evil witches and vengeful scourges—at the movies, getting old is scary business. It also generates big business at the box office. But what do these frightening depictions actually have to say about aging? Host Betsy Allen talks with Cynthia Miller, writer, cultural anthropologist, and college professor, about what Hollywood finds so scary about getting older and how we just might be on the verge of flipping the script. For more information about books by Cynthia J. Miller.Movies discussed in our conversation:The Brotherhood of Satan (1971)Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)Drag Me to …

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Fit &Amp; Fabulous At 97, Meet Elaine Lalanne, Wife Of &Quot;Godfather Of Fitness&Quot; Jack Lalanne &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
Fit & Fabulous at 97, Meet Elaine LaLanne, wife of "Godfather of Fitness" Jack LaLanne

It wasn't 'love at first sight' for Elaine LaLanne, when she met Jack LaLanne, the "Godfather of Fitness." In fact, Elaine was eating a donut when Jack quipped "The only thing good abou…

It wasn't &apos…

It wasn't 'love at first sight' for Elaine LaLanne, when she met Jack LaLanne, the "Godfather of Fitness." In fact, Elaine was eating a donut when Jack quipped "The only thing good about a donut is the hole in the middle." Now 97, Elaine is fit, active and effervescent. Listen in for her secrets to living a longer, healthier life and how she's keeping the legacy of her husband alive. Support the Show.

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Can Our Minds Makes Us Younger? Yes, Says A Renowned Harvard Psychologist &Raquo; 0Ps47Fqn5Xxfhdqtg1A342H4Wgrr Scaled
Can Our Minds Makes Us Younger? Yes, says a renowned Harvard Psychologist

Professor Ellen Langer, better known as "the mother of mindfulness,” spent the better part of her 45-year career challenging widely-held assumptions about the power of our minds. Her famous "Counter…

Professor Ellen Lang…

Professor Ellen Langer, better known as "the mother of mindfulness,” spent the better part of her 45-year career challenging widely-held assumptions about the power of our minds. Her famous "Counterclockwise" study, first conducted in 1979, showed it's possible to reverse the affects of aging in one week. In her latest book, The Mindful Body: Thinking Our Way to Chronic Health, she says our minds can make us more hopeful, speed the healing process, and even help us live longer. The key: remember your mind and body are one integrated unit. "Where you put the mind, the body will follow." …

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